09-26-2013 11:18 AM
09-26-2013 11:21 AM
Whoa - hubba, hubba!!!
I love her books!
Adam Firestone advises Shannon about the weapons aspects of her books. They both visited the Mystery Forum awhile back!
Adam writes a regular column for Romance University to help writers get their facts straight when it comes to weapons, explosives, etc. He'll be blogging at RU tomorrow about Terminal Ballistics and the mistakes TV shows and movies often make.
10-01-2013 10:12 PM
Thanks to DruAnn Love for this list:
Poisoned Prose by Ellery Adams
Close Up on Murder by Donald Bain
Dark Waters by L.l. Bartlett
Buried in Bargains by Josie Belle
The Chocolate Book Bandit by JoAnna Carl
Skating Under the Wire by Joelle Charbonneau
Gilt Trip by Laura Childs
Golden Malicious by Sheila Connolly
An Open Spook by E.J. Copperman
Drizzled with Death by Jessie Crockett, new series
The Big Chihuahua by Waverly Curtis
Murder and Marinara by Rosie Genova, new series
Afoot on St. Croix by Rebecca M. Hale
Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart
Darkness First by James Hayman
Silencing Eve by Iris Johansen
Death, Taxes and Green Tea Ice Cream by Diane Kelly
Final Catcall by Sofie Kelly
A Finder's Fee (Missing Pieces Mystery Series #5) by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Chili Con Carnage by Kylie Logan, new series
Milkshakes, Mermaids, and Murder (Mom Zone Series #8) by Sara Rosett
Killer Image by Wendy Tyson, new series
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Award-winning historical crime series features William Shakespeare’s older brother, John, as an Elizabethan ‘Intelligencer’ who is tasked with taking down villains who threaten the Queen
PRINCE by Rory Clements
“Enjoyable, bloody and brutish…” –Guardian
It is spring 1593 at the opening of PRINCE (Witness Impulse e-book, on sale 10/1/2013), the third in the bestselling Shakespeare Murder Mystery series, which follows the award nominated Martyr and award winning Revenger.
England is a powder keg of rumor and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the aging Queen’s couriers scheme—Elizabeth’s Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits – and plots. Amongst the bedlam, a small cart clatters through the streets of London and little does John Shakespeare know that this cart is the ignition of a wave of horrific bombings that will change his life forever.
Out for vengeance at any cost, Shakespeare’s investigations will take him from magnificent royal horseraces to the opulent chambers of Black Luce’s brothel, from the theatrical underworld of Marlowe and Kyd to the pain-wracked torture cells of priest-hunter Richard Topcliffe and to the splintering timbers of an explosive encounter at sea. As he unwinds intricate layers of mystery and deception, he discovers a plot that threatens not only the kingdom but everything he holds dear.
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About the Author: After a career in national newspapers, Rory Clements now lives in a seventeenth-century farmhouse in Norfolk and writes full time.
About Witness: Witness is the new Impulse imprint from HarperCollins Publishers devoted to thrillers, mysteries, and stories of suspense. Debuting in Fall 2013, Witness will serve as a launch pad for a range of exciting titles, including new publications, previously self-published bestsellers, newly digitized backlist classics, and international books previously unavailable in the US.
10-07-2013 10:14 PM
So many mysteries are coming out on Tuesday, October 8 that I'm going to feature a few of them here. Be sure to check out the threads for these books!
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Caught in a war that pits greed and ambition against conscience and love, Emma Conway faces the fight of her life—to save her family, her company, and everything she treasures.
Emma is finally living the dream—a happy second marriage and a great career. She has built Percival & Baxter’s painkiller, Acordinol, into a huge success. But her dream becomes a nightmare when a Wall Street raider threatens a hostile takeover. Worse, the raider is no ordinary cutthroat but her ex-husband Josh Katz, father of their teenage son.
P&B’s Poison Pill defense implodes when a mysteriously tainted batch of Acordinol starts killing people, including P&B’s CEO. Emma is put in charge as P&B’s stock plummets.
Her ex’s game traps her in a web of secrets locked within secrets. A shadowy Russian oligarch behind Josh is lusting after the holy grail of drugs, the first Viagra for women. And a clandestine romance between Emma’s son and the oligarch’s estranged daughter puts them in the crosshairs of their parents’ mortal combat.
New York Times bestselling author Glenn Kaplan looks inside the heart of today's business world to create page-turning suspense in a powerful tale of a woman who leans into success—and discovers deadly peril.
10-15-2013 10:52 AM
Fresh off the leave-of-absence he took following his ex-wife’s death, Detective Jackson’s life is in upheaval. He struggles to keep his grief-stricken daughter, Katie, in line, while trying to reinvigorate a passion for his work. When a body is found in a storage unit, he hopes for an open-and-shut homicide, but nothing in this case is as it appears.
The same night the ex-con is murdered, a firebomb goes off in a bottled water factory across town. The prime suspects are from the organization Love the Earth — eco-terrorists who will go to extremes to spread their message. When Jackson discovers a shocking link between the murder case and the bombing, he’ll have to work alongside agents from the ATF and FBI to solve both cases before it’s too late
10-15-2013 09:38 PM
Coming in January:
From L.J.'s website:
I’ve had a title for my new thriller for months—The Trigger. But I started considering those powerful one-word thriller titles: Stolen, Missing, Inferno, Bombshell, Shiver, Dust (seriously, a new Patricia Cornwall), and I thought maybe I should title it justTrigger.
We developed a cover, and the single-word title looked great. I asked people in my house what they thought, and everyone said, “Yeah, I like Trigger better.” But it bothered me. Whenever I would talk about the story, I would stumble over the title. It started to sound funny.
Then my editor questioned the new title and said it made her think of a name, like the horse. So I knew it wasn’t right. Especially for people who might only see the title in text (sans cover) and be confused by it.
So I’m back to The Trigger, which works well with the story. If you’re interested, here’s the back cover copy:
Agent Jamie Dallas loves undercover assignments that get her out of the Phoenix Bureau. But when a woman and her baby disappear from an isolated community of preppers in Northern California, she knows the risk of infiltrating the armed group is dangerously high.
Inside the compound, she discovers that the brothers who founded Destiny are scheming something far more devious than kidnapping or murder. Meanwhile, her local FBI contact, Agent McCullen, is pulled from her team and assigned to investigate the murder of a woman with phony ID, found at the bottom of a motel pool.
Soon Dallas finds herself in deeper trouble than she’s ever encountered—with no way to reach her contacts. Can she break free of the brothers’ grip and stop their bizarre end-of-world plans? Will Agent McCullen identify the killer in time to help?
The Trigger is a gripping story that highlights our greatest fear—how a hacker and a fanatic with grandiose ideas can threaten civilization as we know it.
10-15-2013 09:40 PM
After a year of secrets and scandal, will this Amish community finally find peace under the bright promise of Christmas?
Beth Byler has a secret. Ever since she met Englischer Chris Ellis while helping out at the Yellow Bird Inn, she can't stop thinking about him. She knows a relationship could never go anywhere—Chris was working undercover in Crittenden County as a DEA agent. That meant he faced danger daily and carried a gun, making him completely unsuitable for an Amish woman like herself. But she knew he felt the attraction, too. It was the reason he left so suddenly, promising never to see her again.
Then, three days before Christmas, while Beth is taking care of the inn, Chris returns. This time, he is bleeding and in need of a place to hide. Against her better judgment, Beth takes him in and tends to his wounds. She also promises to keep his presence a secret. Before long, it becomes clear that nothing between them has changed—a relationship is inevitable.
But are they ready to sacrifice everything for this chance at love?
10-17-2013 11:59 PM
The new Kay Scarpetta novel from the world's #1 bestselling crime writer.
After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exhausted and ill, she’s recovering at home when she receives an unsettling call.
The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field. The victim, a graduate student named Gail Shipton, is oddly draped in unusual cloth and posed in a way that is too deliberate to be the killer's first strike. A preliminary examination in the sea of red mud where the body has been left also reveals a bizarre residue that fluoresces blood red, emerald green and sapphire blue.
Physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer.
The cases all connect and yet seem to conflict. Gail Shipton was murdered for financial gain—or was she? It will require the usual ensemble of characters to find out the truth, including Scarpetta's sidekick Pete Marino, who has undergone a drastic change in his life that places him center stage in a Cambridge investigation that puts everyone at risk.
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From bestsellers Rollins and Cantrell comes a dark story of murder, mystery, and a brotherhood steeped in a bloody past. As a young reporter, Arthur Crane exposed the secrets behind the Orchid Killer, a cult murderer from the late ‘60s whose crimes blackened the end of the Summer of Love. Half a century later, Arthur wakes to find an orchid resting on his pillow, a symbol of death from a killer connected to his estranged younger brother, Christian. To discover the horrifying truth, Arthur will risk all-even his very soul-for Christian may not be the brother that Arthur remembers…
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight.
Rebecca Cantrell's Hannah Vogel mystery novels have won the Bruce Alexander and Macavity awards and been nominated for the Barry andRomantic Times Reviewers Choice awards; her critically-acclaimed novel, iDrakula, was nominated for the APPY award and listed onBooklist's Top 10 Horror Fiction for Youth. She and her husband and son just left Hawaii's sunny shores for adventures in Berlin.
10-18-2013 12:22 AM
In a masterwork of international adventure, supernatural mystery, and apocalyptic prophecy,New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell open the next chapter in a world of shadow and light, of salvation and damnation, where the fate of the heavens is locked within a child of . . . Innocent Blood
A vicious attack at a ranch in California thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the fold of the Sanguines, an immortal order founded on the blood of Christ and tasked with protecting the world from the beasts haunting its shadows and waiting to break free into the sunlight. Following the prophetic words found in the Blood Gospel—a tome written by Christ and lost for centuries—Erin must again join forces with Army Sergeant Jordan Stone and the dark mystery that is Father Rhun Korza to discover and protect a boy believed to be an angel given flesh.
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After the successful defense lawyer Marianne Shearer jumps from her sixth-story apartment window, her colleague Peter Friel looks to her final case for the reason behind her death. He discovers unsettling truths about the case, including Marianne’s less-than-professional relationship with her client, a man of immense manipulation and deceit. The transcript of Marianne’s intense cross-examination of the key witness holds provides interesting insights to her fate, but it is another witness at the trial who holds the key to the truth.